15 Cinco de Mayo Drinks

Looking for Cinco de Mayo drinks? Here are all the best cocktails for celebrating: both margaritas and lots more!

Cinco de mayo drinks

Cinco de Mayo may not be formally celebrated in Mexico. But in America, it’s a day for celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. And what better way to do it than with tequila drinks of all kinds! Tequila is a Mexican distilled spirit made from the agave plant, and it’s been produced since the 16th century. How’s that for a history? Over the years, many classic cocktails and drinks have evolved using this tasty liquor.

Here are all the best Cinco de Mayo drinks to celebrate the holiday, including margaritas and more! There are traditional Mexican cocktails like the Paloma and Chelada, and outside the box spins like the Mexican Mule or Ranch Water.

And now…the best Cinco de Mayo drinks!

More Mexican drinks and tequila cocktails

There are lots more ideas where these come from! Here are a few more Mexican cocktails and tequila drinks to try:

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Margarita pitcher

Cinco de Mayo Drinks: Margaritas & More!


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 drinks 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This classic margarita pitcher is the ideal Cinco de Mayo drink! It’s quick and easy to make for serving a crowd, and has the perfect tangy flavor with no added sugar.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 limes)*
  • 1 cup Cointreau
  • 1 1/2 cups tequila blanco or reposado

Instructions

  1. Juice the limes and lemons. Mix them together with the Cointreau. Go to Step 2 or refrigerate until you’re ready to serve.
  2. Pour the lemon lime mixture into a pitcher with the tequila. Add 3 handfuls of ice and stir until cold. Pour into glasses and serve. 

Notes

*The quantities are easily doubled for a larger crowd to make 16 drinks.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Cinco de mayo drinks, cinco de mayo cocktails

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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